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breaking news. i apologize. it's regarding the "washington post." and mary thompson has that very interesting story. mary? >> really interesting. jeff bezos, the founder of amazon.com, will be buying the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post" for $250 million. now, bezos is buying this with an entity that is his alone. this does not have anything to do with amazon.com. so it's basically a personal acquisition. the transition -- the transaction covers the "washington post," the newspaper, and other publishing businesses, including the express newspaper, the gazette newspapers, southern maryland newspapers, fairfax county times, greater washington publishing. what it doesn't include is slate magazine, the root.com and foreign policy. they're not part of the transaction, and will remain with the "washington post" company, as will wapo labs and social code businesses. once again, jeff bezos is paying $250 million for the newspaper publishing businesses of the "washington post." he has asked katherine wamuth, the ceo and publisher of the "washington post," as well as
is. the sale of "the washington post" is a tricky matter for the si single reason it is an original source of knowing what you and i should know about. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i am in for are the great chris hayes. tonight on "all in" the sale of "the washington post" yesterday to billionaire jeff besos. i have thoughts and even feelings about all this since i actually work there. that is coming up. also tonight president obama makes a return to phoenix to talk about the great american dream of owning your own home. i submit homeownership isn't for everybody. it shouldn't be tax deductible. but first, did anything really interesting happen where you worked yesterday? >> the "the post" has been sold to jeff besos. >> every graham, not the only everybody but at the top of "the washington post" company had the same reaction when they started to think about the possibility which was great surprise. it was good for "the post. "we knew we could keep "the post" alive. our aspiration
'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. reince priebus is on the warpath again. the rnc chairman who has made bones trying to suppress african-american votes now has a plan to suppress the free media. having waged war on the 15th amendment, the one that gave african-americans the right to vote, he is now batting down the hatches on a free press. priebus's plan, which he described last night is to take control of the republican nominating process, deciding who will be the moderators of the debates, which debates will be authorized and which networks will be allowed to sponsor them. he, reince priebus will henceforth decide who gets to moderate the debates, where they will be permitted and which networks will be given the privilege of sponsoring them. he reince priebus will decide this big push for personal control is consistent with his oversight of a major republican plan to make it harder for minorities, the elderly and young voters to cast ballots. having loaded people down with more document requirements, voter photo i.d. cards and the rest and few opportunit
. >>> as dawn broke on washington, d.c., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sub lime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous. putting out fires, working behind the scenes to keep the collision behind the march in tact and preparing to channel the sea of humanity that they hoped to call forth. and then the buses and the trains came, and the people came with them by the thousands. and by that afternoon, more than 200,000 people, black and white spread out before the shadow of the great emancipator, disciplined and skeweding the spirit of solidarity. they listened to speakers one by one who called the nation to meet the demands that justice placed upon it, and about 2:40 in the afternoon, the last speaker rose to the lectern. some fretted the tv cameras would be gone by the t
"politicsnation" starts right now with reverend al sharpton live from washington, d.c. rev, that had to be one heck of a day in american history to be a part of that. >> no, i was very honored to be part of it. it was an exciting day, a great day. we're going to talk about it on "politicsnation," ed. and you did a great job saturday at the march. we really enjoyed you. you have a little preacher in you. >> i do. i haven't unleashed it all yet, rev. >> all right. all right. >> "politicsnation" starts right now here on msnbc. rev, take it away. >> all right. thank you, ed. thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the dream lives on 50 years after dr. martin luther king jr. inspired the nation. america's first african-american president reminded us -- reminded all of us that today's economic inequities mean there's still much more work to do. i was there for the day's commemoration as some 100,000 people gathered to hear more than 200 speakers. everyone from former presidents, carter and clinton, to activists and civil rights leaders. at points there was a spontaneous song
jeff bezos. >> everybody at the top of the "washington post" company had the same reaction when we first started to think about the possibility, which was great surprise. the reason we started to think about it is the point of our ownership was it was always supposed to be good for the post. we knew we could keep the post alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the most have always been hired by that. so we went to see if we could find a buyer. i have spent 42 years of my life working in this building. basically all of my working career. and i'm really devoted to its future and success. >> that's don graham. don graham is the grandson of eugene meyer, who bought the "washington post" in 1933. he's the son of -- he now runs the "washington post" company. he loves the company. he's an amazing, amazing leader. that's don graham saying he's selling the newspaper his family built to amazon founder jeff bezos and he's doing it. he's doing it because he thinks it is necessary for the institution to thrive because the business model that was built around that paper, around
were also in washington today to mark this anniversary. >> when i look out over this diverse crowd and survey the guests on this platform, i seemed to realize what otis redding is talking about, and what dr. king preached about, this moment has been a long time coming but a change has come. >> now, it is time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell, thank you for joining us, have a great night. >>> 50 years ago tonight, reporters filing stories on a demonstration in washington noted three things. it was peaceful, it was far larger than anyone expected. and a young preacher departed from his planned text. those unplanned sentences have never been forgotten. >> nbc news presents the march on washington. >> i have a dream. >> 50 years later, the dream lives on. >> it was in the middle of battles to break down the walls of apartheid in america. >> martin luther king jr. made a speech, but he also delivered a sermon. >> my father watched from the white house as dr. king and y thousands of others recommitted us to higher ideals. >> injustice is injustice everywhere. >> he gazed at th
, the american psyche. washington doesn't want to find the waste and fraud. one sixth of the economy is gone. government just took it. i don't think that the rest of the world is enamored of obama. if you read the foreign press you get the truth. i love radio. radio is the singest greatest opportunity i have to be who i am. >> rush limbaugh "on the record" you will hear rush say things you have never heard him say before. but first, in our one-on-one interview, rush limbaugh tells us what he thinks of president obama's phony scandal campaign. >> let me ask you. talking about the scandals, president obama says the scandals are phony. why do you think he says they're phony? because he believes it? or is there a strategy? >> no, there's a strategy. i've been troubled by something with the obama -- i playfully call it the regime as i know it irritates them. it is. it's like a regime. and i've been amazed. here is a man whose policies have done great damage to this country. policies of great damage to the economy, have done great damage to the american culture, to the american psyche. i mean, the
of "the washington post" mean for the entire news industry? "countdown to the closing bell" starts right now. ♪ double knockout ♪ ♪ liz: good afternoon, i am liz claman and it is the last hour of trading. a glitch in trading that we want to tell you about. global markets it is not yet known and last time we had a technical glitch on march 23, it has the part of the ipo. and cbs calling time warner cable a bluff on their offer of a sham. time warner cable has proposed is to return the cable. but only as an À la carte operation and offering. we are seeing hat done about two full percentage points newspaper ads making sure that people understand the position gold dropping $19.60 to 1000 to 82. it is just slightly above that right now. we are talking about this program. we just don't know where to go at this point. >> we are accounting for 86 points. ibm is pulling the dow jones down. part of it is the downgrade that you just mentioned. they are saying that the stock fell as low as $175. they are much closer of the 52 week low than the 52 week high. liz: how far is try carl icahn goi
, including this. a front-page cover on the washington post the release says it all. an icon gone scooped up by a billionaire businessman. still unknown. but does he know what he is getting into? it turns out less to say that he has been there, done that and tell with a lot of grief. he is not going about journalists like me, but it is interesting what he thinks abouy my breed.ioee after this. ♪ and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why hbuilt a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this&is gonna be big. hp moonshot. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. ♪ >> big news, the founder of amazon is buying the washington post. >> the family has run the washington post for four generations, but that is coming to an end. >> a stunning announcement. amazons ceo jeff bezos is buying the washington post. >> the news was so big, and it was announced on the sticker on the "washington post" building. >> a sign of our changing world, news that
indicate military attacks are coming. >>> anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. how president obama handles the hopes of the joshua generation. >>> plus as debt and a sense of despair looms large over motown, detroit's next mayor will be former hospital chief mike duggin or the man we'll meet this morning, wayne county sheriff benny napoleon. august 27th, this is "the daily rundown." lets get to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state john kerry laid out an aggressive case for intervention in syria arking evidence of the largest chemical attack in decades is undeniable. the latest escalation with a steady drum beat by the united states and its allies, which is clearly a leadup to military action. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> it's an important phrase. you heard it a lot, not just from john kerry but jay carney, international norm, significant, ready for str
on washington from august 1963. martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the conservative media in our country, mostly yesterday, tried to pretend that anniversary was not happening. they spent last night complaining bitterly there were no republicans on stage a the 50th anniversary event. republicans weren't invited. today was the day when the conservative media finally bothered to fwogoogle the thing they were complaining about after the fact to realize tons of republicans were invited to be on the stage at the march on washington, it's just that every single one of them said no. the first president bush said no for health reasons. the second president bush said no also presumably for health reasons. jeb bush said no as well, because i don't know. as did john boehner. as did republican house majority leader eric cantor who has been trying to reinvent himself as the republican vaguely friendly toward sieve rights. eric cantor this year marched with john lewis at the re-enactment of the selma march at the edmund pettus bridge. he's been trying to improve his image on civil rights. when
/11. after the bell stunner, jeff bezos buys "the washington post" for $250 bucks. and the bankrupt city of detroit starts the process of putting its priceless museum artwork up for auction. you wouldn't believe how much it could be worth. all those stories and much more coming up on the "kudlow report" right now. good evening, i'm larry kudlow. this is the "kudlow report." first up tonight, breaking news, jeff bezos paying $250 million for "the washington post" newspaper. a few days ago boston red sox owner john henry bought the "boston globe" for the bargain basement price of only $70 million. what is going on here? why will these foes succeed while others have failed. joining us is our own julia boorstin. why will they succeed where others have failed in. >> i think the question is how do you define success? one thing jeff bezos makes very clear in his letter about this and it was also in the press release is that he's not investing this just as a financial endeavor but he sees this as supporting journalism. he says "i understand the critical role the post plays in washington, d.c. an
. >>> meanwhile, a stunner the world of media, washington post selling the newspaper publishing businesses including amazon to jeff bezos, and julia boorstin has more on that blockbuster deal. >> this news took everyone including editors and writer at the post by surprise. the washington post's company whose name will change saw the stock rise with caplan tech being sold and now what the billionaire icon plans to do with the newspaper. jeff bezos stressed what a newspaper plays in a free society, and he says that the newspaper's duty remain s s to readers and not the owner. the charting of the map ahead is not going to be easy, and there is a need to invent, which means we will need to experiment. and after knowing each other for a decade, this came together in the conference last month. >> we met at a conference fa face-to-face twice. the second week in july. we spent an hour together, and he asked for time to study the numbers, and then we spent another two hour s together, an at the end he said he wanted to go ahead. >>> that is hardly the first billionaire to buy into publish i ing. th
washington post." and you might want to know that not just working at airports anymore. get that laptop out. get the stinky shoes off and get up for "way too early." >>> good morning. brian shactman here. we have a story about the relationship between twitter and tv watching. put it this way. i need a few more followers here if we're going to get this thing right. we begin with a pretty disturbing story out of pennsylvania. a man is in custody this morning accused of shooting and killing several people at a town meeting. he's accused of opening fire through the window of the meeting in ross township, which is about 15 minutes outside of pittsbur pittsburgh. he then reportedly walked in and started shooting at random. one witness said he was wearing a blue hawaiian shirt as he shot three people and injured two others. . he went back to his car and according to police got another gun. he was bear hugged and shot with his own gun by a local official who was at the meting. he had an ongoing fight with township officials over threats that his property would be condemned. >>> also this morning, y
with a predictably defensive editorial by mayor michael bloomberg in the "washington post" in which the mayor took turns defending stop and fricsk and attacking the "washington post," itself, and others were criticizing the practice saying "the men and women who protect our city from criminals and terrorists deserve better than to have their integrity impugned in a courtroom or a newspaper especially when the facts are so clearly on their side." even today speaking at a press conference, touting the largest gun seizure in new york history, both men looked to play up the role of stop and frisk in getting guns off the street. >> wiretap conversations from this investigation show that one of the gun traffickers' biggest concerns was stop, question, frisk. >> campbell didn't want to risk it being found by new york police and is heard saying, "yeah. i'm in charlotte now. i can't take them to my house, to my side of town, in brownsville. we got, like, watchamacallit, stop and frisk. >> mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly doubling down and repeating the same statements again and again over stop and fr
, and his new documentary comes out september 27th. and "the washington post," ezra klein. robert reisch, we're at that time on the calendar again where september 30th we come to the point where we have to come up with a type of legislation to continue funding the government, followed quickly by an increase in the debt ceiling. and of course, as usual, the republican threats are flying. >> well, yes, lawrence, this whale of a fight. it is interesting to conceive of john boehner having a whale of a fight with a president that is not going to negotiate. it is like shadow boxing. and who are you actually going to fight with when the president is not going to negotiate? and the president is actually right in not negotiating. bond markets are already going to be roiled by the feds tapering off the quantitative easing, if you want a chance on that on the federal debt, we'll see the bond markets go crazy, wall street will go crazy, all the republican patriots will come down hard on them as they did the last time. >> i want to play what jay carney said about negotiating on the debt ceiling yesterday
, in connection with the speech he gave on the march on washington, i had provided him with a summary of ideas and summary of language that he had previously discussed. so it wasn't as if i was providing him with some creative ideas that were solely mine. i was more like a secretary who was summarizing and putting in the form that could be used for the speech, the opening paragraphs, little did i know, until i was sitting listening to him, i was standing some 50 feet behind him, when i was listening very carefully, i said, oh, my god, i guess he decided to use those opening paragraphs. to those paragraphs, which constituted the first seven paragraphs. to those opening paragraphs, he seemlessly added his own additional paragraphs, and it was when he was speaking his own additional paragraphs that he was interrupted from the written speech that he had prepared. and he was interrupted by mahalia jackson who shouted to him, tell him about the dream, martin. tell him about the dream. most people don't know that the speech which is so frequently celebrated over the years, the i have a dream speech,
. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. ask yourself, would abraham lincoln be a republican in 2013? would the man sitting up in that chair yesterday be invited to join the party of the birth errs, nullifiers and talkers of succession? just ask yourself in a lineup of ted cruz, rick perry and michele bachmann, and the great emancipator, who would be the odd man out? the reason the republican party wasn't represented yesterday at the king reunion at the lincoln memorial is that the republican party no more longer represents abraham lincoln. its real leader today would be jefferson davis or george wallace or strom thurmond, or some other character in the long list of null fires and obstructionists and states righters. can you imagine the reaction of tom paul had he been alive at the time of the emancipation proclamation? please don't ask. can you imagine to rick perry's claim that texas has the right to succeed from the unionany time it phil feels like it. the values of abraham lincoln, the belief in a strong federal government, the paramount right of h
about the nsa. "the washington post" just reporting the nsa has broken privacy rules or overstepped legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008. according to an internal audit, most of the violations are of americans or foreign intelligence officials in the united states. and the "washington post" also reporting that the chief judge of the secret court that's supposed to provide oversight of the government's spying program says the court's ability to do so is limited. john sununu joins us. good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> with the news breaking, certainly an expansion of what we have been hearing about the nsa in terms of swpying. your thoughts? >> two things. a lot of what happens in an agency, even the nsa, is a reflection of the culture they see from the top. you have a. president and administration that levels in going beyond the box f you will, that they are limited to by law. i think that seeped all the way down into the nsa. even though the audit says i think it's in the last year they point out there's nearly 3,000 violati violations, it does say that the b
levels across the country. >>> when lawmakers return to washington from their current august recess. taking center stage of the debate going to be the aid that the u.s. government sends to the egyptian military. >> bob corker is the top republican on the foreign relations committee in the senate, senator, you are a reasonable guy that has tried to strike up political balances in this country, i can only imagine the difficulty of trying to strike a balance. is it possible to have islamists in an egyptian government without them trying to sabotage the whole works? >> they were invited to the table over the course of the last month or so and have not done that. now we're into that cycle of revenge that ends up happening in so many cases in the middle east where people are killed on one side, revenge is taken on the other, there are family members, uncles, aurnts, all ofa sudden the thingests can lates, you have saudi arabia and the uae who have offered $12 million in aid, what they want to see happen is the muslim brotherhood crushed, at the same time, chris, as you and kathleen know,
constitutional crisis in terms of the presidency. >>> plus the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. we start with breaking news out of syria this morning. the syrian government has reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors full access to any site of any purported chemical weapons attack. syria's deputy foreign minister says -- the pentagon has prepositioned four warships with armed cruise missiles pore the region. chris, this is big news, this is why obviously inspectors got there, they want to get to the bottom of what really happened. think they can now? >> it is possible, we know that secretary of state john kerry was speaking with his counterpart the foreign minister over the weekend. those two did not speak very often, so that was significant. if they are able to find actual evidence, this could certainly change the calculation for the obama administration. we know the pentagon has been updating it's target list for potential air strikes in syria, looking at not only command a and control fa stillities. they have also moved warships, they have added a third
from washington, d.c. in lexington, kentucky today by the 34-year-old democratic kentucky secretary of state, allison lundergin grimes, who is running to unseat republican mitch mcconnell in the senate. >> there is a disease in the dysfunction in washington, d.c. and after nearly 30 years, mitch mcconnell was at the center of it. where once, congressmen and senators would come together to work together for the common good. we now have senator mcconnell, the proud grid lock, grinding the government to a hold. senator mcconnell has blocked legislation that could actually help kentucky and move this nation forward. and for the past few years, he has done it for the worst possible reason, a reason that my grandmother would tell you was no motivation at all. out of spite. >> senator mcconnell offered this welcome to president obama on the senate floor in advance of his visit to the hill. >> it really would be nice to see president obama work with congress for a change. to get some important things done for the american people. republicans have been eager to do this all along. but really,
king shared his dream, thousands of people retrace his steps. jeff pegues is on the washington mall. >> i'm not prepared to sit down and give up. >> axelrod: president obama weighs military options against syria, even as the regime denies responsibility for chemical attacks. holly williams has the latest. and school's out, but this bus has been bringing meals to hungry children all summer. don dahler takes us on a lunch break. >> they help you be healthy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we begin tonight in california where firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in and around yosemite national park. it's threatening the power and water supply some 150 miles to the west in san francisco. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency as 2600 firefighters battled the nearly 200 square mile fire. right now, just 5% of the fire is under control. as teresa garcia reports, the flames are moving toward a reservoir that supplies most of san francisco's water and has already shut down two of the city's hydroe
action. tonight chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us the prospect is not an easy sell overseas either. >> reporter: for british prime minister david cameron sudden and stiff resistance to the uk's participation for its alleged chemical weapons use. >> the question is what if any military action we should take and what criteria should determine that decision. >> it is not because of the weapons but because the american president foolishly drew a red line. and because of his position now he is going to attack or face humiliati humiliation. >> let's not pretend there is one smoking piece of intelligence to solve the problem. >> it is not about invading or regime change. to me the biggest danger escalation is if the world community stands back and does nothing. i think assad will draw very clear conclusions from that. >> reporter: u.s. officials indicated a willingness to move without downing. >> we would not necessarily act on the same basis of the same legal doctrines of our allies. we also said the president will make a decision and act on any response on our own timeli
26, 28 billion dollars. he is personally paying 250 million for "the washington post." and imogen lloyd webber says that this deal could give him more influence in d.c. over politics, really? >> and profit is paper, buy influence to an extent. washington d.c. obviously a company town. this is a company paper and busy trying to make inroads into washington d.c. last week obama was doing that great big jobs speech in tennessee at an amazon warehouse. and amazon has been dealing with sales taxes and that big drama recently is going to come up against regulators moving forward because it's just so big. so, yes, it buys him a seat at the table, so it's a factor buying it. only 1% of his fortune to get a seat at the table. >> do you agree with that strategy. do you think it's a good idea for the top guy in a top company to approach politics and get involved in politics, and get involved in washington, the company town, the political town? is that a good move? >> it's necessary. the tech guys have been doing that although the guys are spending a fortune on the lobbyists in washington and
and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches out and u.s. allies back away. this morning an international coalition to support military strikes on syria is crumbling. the most stinging rejection from washington's closest ally. take a look at the cover of "new york daily news" the british aren't coming. british lawmakers voted against taking any part of any military action. other allies like germany and france are also gun shy, still haunted by the iraq war. those concerns echo loudly in congress where more than 160 lawmakers, both republicans and democrats, are demanding at least a full debate before any strikes are launched. last night, president obama and top members of his cabinet spent 90 minutes trying to rally support among skeptical lawmakers. >> the congress, l
to washington. where the president called out the president of russia. about the olympics and gay rights. and a lot more. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: the president talked for the first time about canceling his meeting next month with russian president, vladimir putin, saying that despite the tension, they have a decent personal relationship. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. but the truth is, is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes, it's very productive. >> reporter: the president said he is offended by russia's new anti-gay law, where foreigners could go to jail, for quote, promoting homosexuality, but when it comes to the upcoming winter olympics in russia -- >> i do no think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. one of the things i'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold, the silver, or the bronze. which i think would go a long way in rejecting in the kind of
a remarkable op-ed in the tennessean defending governing and bipartisanship. wrote, washington needs more, not fewer, conservatives who know how to govern. i know if you only have 45 votes and you need 60 senators to get something important done, like balancing the budget, then you have to work with other people. that is, if you really care about solving the problem. if you really want to get it resolved instead of just making a speech. as presidential hopefuls start trekking to iowa, the republican chairman of iowa's largest county switched its party registration to independent. in his resignation letter, the polk county chairman write, i'm disappointed with the republican party at the national level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the statewide level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the countywide level. helping a dysfunctioning party that does not want to address its problems is enabling it. this fight between the establishment and money wing of the gop and the tea party has taken place behind the scenes. it's clear now that many believe they should fight b
just blown a fuse. turns out the facts got in the way. >>> plus the march on washington 50 years later. we'll take you behind the scenes before the march when the skeptics and the cynics were telling dr. king to slow down. >> instead of slowing up, we must push at this point and we must continue to move on. and i'm convinced that our moving on will not only help the negro cause so to speak, but the whole of america. >>> also what's on your mind? e-mail me. friend or foe i want to know. reply al is ahead. i'm live from california tonight. stay with us. [ man ] this isn't my first career. but it might just be my favorite. [ female announcer ] welcome to the new aarp. we're ready to help you rediscover purpose and passion with programs like life reimagined to inspire you and connect you, resources to help turn your goals and dreams into real possibilities. aarp, an ally for real possibilities. find new tools and ideas for work, money, health and fun at aarp.org/possibilities. >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. many of our facebook fans
and house members on syrian intelligence tomorrow in washington. officials were expected to lay out plans for military action against the assad regime. the head of the meeting, it is important that lawmakers ask tough questions of the president. for example, both iran and syria will attack israel if the u.s. launches a military attack. if it happens, how will the administration respond? will they help our closest ally in the region? finally, what is the end game if assad's regime is toppled? is there a possibility al qaeda-related elements may, in fact, take charge of the country? president george w. bush was hounded by the press over these questions. if he had to answer, so should barack obama. here in stud quo is fox news channel's own colonel oliver north. his new book out in paperback today. >> it is a must read for barack obama. he needs to read this one. it's about a president who forgets about 9/11. guess what's three weeks away? >> my concern is, first of all, this has been going on for 30 months. 100,000 killed. >> over 100,000 dead. over 250,000 wounded. 2.3 million people in re
no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria. >> while washington is not talking about regime change, the syrian rebels certainly are. >> first and foremost to the american public, we do need to see proof. >> what would the legal justification be? >> what is the political purpose of trying to achieve? >> the president said there has to be consequences. >> there needs to be international consequences. >> that doesn't mean there has to be an all-out war. >> i am alex wagner in for lawrence o'donnell. more than 100 people have been brutally murdered in the last 48 hours. over 4,000 people have been killed in the past five months. over 500 criminals and terrorists are free after al-qaeda exploited a troubled and untroubled environment. that is the situation in iraq. the result of a seemingly unrelenting wave of violence. that legacy of the bush administration which convinced the american people to support a military invasion on false premises and faulty intelligence, which yielded thousands of american deaths, no wmds and a safe haven for terrorists where none existed before looms
parties and a funeral, suggesting that they are not just democrats and republicans in washington, talking about the wealthy folks that have incestuous relationships with one another. the chief national correspondent mark leibovitz. thank you so much on the book. congratulations. it has been out for weeks. >> people seem to be liking it. maybe i'll get run out of town. [laughter] lou: i recommend you read it because it really reveals what we feared were down there. >> and has it has become in the words of tom coburn, a perman feudal culture of hangers on and self-perpetuating careers. politicians, media, the usual stuff. these are the people who run the country and this includes part of the process and the government itself. the chief white house correspondent commonly featured this. >> he said as much and i'm going to believe him. >> she has made washington work for her. there have been people like her, getting media companies to pay her a lot. >> she is a woman of a man's intelligence and energy and just a passion for all of the politics and media and power. and the money doesn't hurt. >
in washington, just as they did 50 years ago to hear dr. king's historic "i have a dream" address. >>> and a mayor's mission to revitalize gary, indiana, a town that has long been down on its luck, now signs of hope and healing are everywhere. >>> good evening. that huge wildfire burning in central california is growing virtually unchecked tonight as its impact is being felt more than 100 miles away, far from the fire fight, the city of san francisco is under a state of emergency tonight because its water supply and hydroelectric power come from a reservoir near the fire zone. 2,700 firefighters are now on the lines backed by a relentless air assault, but working again to rugged landscape and exhaustion they managed to contain only a tiny piece of this fire. nbc's tom costello is in groveland, california, to bring us the latest. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, lester. public utility crews say they are confident they can maintain water and power to san francisco. this station is serving as an information point so residents can get real time updates on exactly what the fire's st
billionaire founder of amazon.com had added a little something called "the washington post" to his portfolio of investments alongside the 10,000-year clock and that mountain in west texas and also a company that makes little tiny mobile air bags that are supposed to deploy when they sense that you might be dropping your cell phone. and also pets.com and cosmo.com both of which went out of business when he invested in them. when news broke today that "the washington post" was being bought by jeff bezos for $250 million cash, which is less than 1% of what he is worth, does what that means and what you think about that depend more on what you think about the "washington post" as an institution or what you think of jeff bezos as a guy? how much does ownership of news outlets make a difference in the worth of what those news outlets produce? that is becoming a less and less abstract question all the time in our country now. because as the news business becomes totally fiscally devalued, frankly, random people can buy even its most esteemed and important pillars for the change rolling around in th
at barack obama and pointing fingers. why don't they call. why don't they come back to washington. why don't we come together? because right now president obama has three audiences. he does have the american people. but secondly, he has the congress of the united states, where in that constitution that ted cruz and the tea party folks want to keep citing, congress has the authority to declare war or these acts of war. not the president. so why isn't congress getting back in and figuring that out? and thirdly, the united nations security council. rev, we should call for an emergency national security meeting to get on the record russia and china where they're going to stand when these were crimes, when these weapons are used against women and children and are willing slaughtered, where are they when it comes down to the assad regime. >> and it's interesting, congressman schiff, when you have cruz saying trying to tie obama care and syria together and making some political point like the president is stepping over the bounds last time i looked, you're a member of congress, obama care is the
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